Sapa Homestay 3 days

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Price from: $183 USD

Have you ever lived with the local people in the wooden and bamboo house, eat local traditional food, seen dayly life of the minorities people and enjoyed the peaceful life in the upland?All these things are your experiences that Sapa homestay 3 days tour bring to you. Moreover, visiting Silver waterfall and suspension Rattan Bridge, trekking through Bamboo forest and seeing rice terraces is the great time you have in Sapa. Let’s enjoy your trip.

Read more: Things to do in Sapa

Highlights of trip:

  • City journey with our expert in historical and culture sites
  • Enjoy traditional water puppet show
  • Trekking to villages and exploring the life of local ethnic people in Sapa
  • Admire wonderful landscape on Halong bay – 2nd in new world 7 wonders of nature
  • Kayaking while enjoying and discover Halong bay

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Full Itinerary

ItineraryRoute map


In the evening

At 8:30 p.m, our guide and driver will meet you up at the lobby of your hotel and transfer you to Hanoi train station, where our guide help you to check in your cabin.

Meals included: __/__/__

Parameter: Train: 8 hours

Trip’s useful note(s):

  • Sport shoes, clothes must be prepared for the trekking activities in Sapa
  • Plastic boots will be good in case of bad weather (raining season from May to September)
  • It is 4-berth sharing cabin on train and private cabin is arranged upon request
  • Anti-mosquito scream should be prepared
  • Get ready with a night in a local house, which cannot offer you modern or appropriate facilities

Overnight on train


In the morning

  • At 6:00 a.m, the train will reach the station in Lao Cai and you will be warmly welcomed by our guide and driver. Then you will have breakfast in a local restaurant and short time for relaxing.
  • At 8:00 a.m, you will reach Cat Cat village by car after 1.5 hour driving and start your trekking activities today.
  • After a couple of minutes, you will follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before you trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. You will also enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. You eventually arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where you can take a rest while you are served lunch nearby the river.

Lunch time: 12:00 – 13:00

In the afternoon:

  • After lunch, you continue your trek to Muong Hoa valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village, where is the home of Black Hmong minority.
  • At around 4:00 p.m, you will reach Tavan village inhabited by Giay minority. It is a good idea to take a walk to enjoy the valley view as well as swim in the river nearby.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: 5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch

Free time idea(s):

  • Talk with the local host to understand more about their culture and life

Overnight in a local house


In the morning

  • Once you get energy for your last day trek by having a delicious breakfast, you leave for Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dao minority.
  • You will trek through bamboo forest, which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park. On the way, you will pass by a waterfall where you will have time to take a rest and enjoy the surroundings. You will find a nice place to enjoy lunch

Lunch time: 12:00 – 13:00

In the afternoon

  • You will continue your trekking toward Su Pan, a small village including 4 small hamlets of the Black H’mong and Red Zao looks down to the Muong Hoa Valley and is one of the poorest commune to Sapa due to the thin and poor soil.
  • At around 3 p.m, you finish the trekking route and the car will wait for you at the main road to take you back to your hotel in Sapa
  • You will have free time afterwards

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Driving: 1 hour/Walking: 3 hours

Free time idea(s):

  • Visit the Stone Church in the heart of the town
  • Go to the night market for unique local products

Overnight in Sapa


In the morning

  • At 9:30 a.m, you will be met up at your hotel by local guide and driver again then transferred towards the Silver Waterfall.
  • After taking a short walk to the waterfall, you continue your drive to the Heaven Gate of Tram Ton which can be considered as the highest peak of roads in Vietnam. It is worth enjoying the marvellous views of Fansipan from the Gate, the highest peak of Indochina.
  • Then you start your walking trip by going downhill a dirty trail, through bamboo forest of Hoang Lien National Park.

Lunch time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you continue your trek to Sin Chai village, where Community Based Tourism in Sapa takes place.
  • Then you visit the village, inhabited by the Black Hmong people, one of the largest group ethnic minorities in Sapa area.
  • At around 3:00 p.m, you will finish your trek and get back to your hotel by car
  • Free on your own before our guide and driver take you to the train station at around 5:00 p.m

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Driving: 2.5 hour/ Walking: 4 hours

Today useful note(s):

  • You may have dinner on your own in a local restaurant around the station before leaving
  • You will reach Hanoi in the early morning of the next day and be free on your own plan

Overnight on train


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What's Included & ExcludedPrice


  • Escorted Experienced English speaking guide
  • All entrance fee and sightseeing tickets
  • Delicious included meals as being clarified
  • Door-to-door transportation as being clarified above
  • 2 bottles of water each day
  • Service charges
  • Inclusion
  • 4-berth sharing cabin on train (private cabin is upon request)


  • Meals, Beverages which are not specified in the program
  • Any unclarified flight tickets
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide
  • Bank fee
  • Exclusion


City Superior class Deluxe class Luxury class
Sapa Sapa Diamond hotel
Deluxe room
Sapa Highland resort
Deluxe room
Victoria Sapa
Superior room
Night train Orient Express train
4-berth sharing cabin
Chapa Express train
4-berth sharing cabin
Victoria Express train
4-berth sharing cabin

* We suggest central location hotels and highly recommended on Tripadvisor in our list.

Price quote in USD per person & valid until 31 Dec 2017

Class of service Period 1 2 3-4 5-8 Single supplement
Superior Whole year
Deluxe May 1 – Sep 30
Oct 1 – Dec 31
Luxury May 1 – Sep 30
Oct 1 – Dec 31

Children Policy:

Kid < 5 years old: Free of charge (share services with Adult)
Kid 5-10 years old: 50% Adult
Kid >10 years old: 100% Adult price

*S.R.S: Single Room Supplement. If you want to have your own room, you will pay extra amount for this.
*At the time of quotation, Travel Sense Asia reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

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I cannot recommend Travel Sense Asia enough! The team is amazing – from their hospitality, their punctuality, and overall knowledge of Vietnam. I took this trip with my family, and there were 11 of us total. We did not have to worry about anything. The hotels, transportation, and meals were so well organized, yet there was flexibility when we wanted it. My mother is from Vietnam, and I could not have asked for a better trip going back to her home country with her! Thank you to the entire Travel Sense Asia team!!… Read more

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This was a hands on trip covering cooking, on the farms, walking, fishing, meeting the locals and dining with them and several visits to the theater plus. Julie (Hien) organized everything in great detail leaving nothing to chance. Her recommendation to hire an SUV for greater comfort and ease with all the luggage was most appreciated. For most of the trip we had a guide as well as the driver. During the trip Julie was always available if we needed assistance of any kind, and while we were organizing the trip Julie was very prompt with her emails…. Read more


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Useful information for travel in Vietnam

What’s the difference between 3, 4, and 5 -star hotels?

We usually arrange centrally-located and Western-standard hotels. Five-star hotels are usually palatial with huge lobbies and comfortable rooms, their standards not quite matching the best of Paris or New York, but very close. Four-star hotels have quality facilities, but not as luxurious as five-star hotels. Three-star hotels meet the needs of most Westerners, but breakfasts have less choice. We also recommend some courtyard hotels or Vietnamese-style hotels with local features and architecture. These hotels have a good ranking, or positive feedback from our customers, and TripAdvisor. Usually, hotels in big cities, small cities, and rural areas are a bit different, even if they have the same star level. We try to use the best available hotel in each place.

What are train conditions like in Vietnam?

A soft sleeper is recommended for overnight and long-distance travel. Each soft sleeper compartment is enclosed, and contains four bunks, two on each side. The bunks are wider and more comfortable than hard sleepers, with decent bedding. Soft sleeper compartments may vary between trains. For route Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi, it also has VIP cabin with 2 soft sleeper beds, please make quest if you prefer a private cabin. You may have both over-head storage and under-bed storage, or just under-bed storage. Fastest train is about 70kph. The railways is small here and it’s not as comfortable as train in developed countries.

Passport & Visa Requirements

You may be required for the visa to Vietnam. Please check the list of countries which need the visa to Vietnam in this links: Who need visa to Vietnam? Vietnam Visa is issued by Vietnam Embassy in your country or “Visa on arrival”. Travel Sense Asia will offer the free visa to Vietnam for you (except some difficult countries). You will need one clear page (per visa) in a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your departure from Vietnam.

Currency Exchange

As currency exchange rates in Vietnam fluctuate, we suggest you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: or In 2015 the USD & VND has been around 22.500VND per USD. There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and Master card, but these are limited to cities. We also recommend the use of cash and travelers checks in USD currency. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops, but they may charge a 2–4% transaction fee.


It is customary to tip service providers in the travel industry in Asia, depending on the service. Tipping is expected — though not compulsory — and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Recommendations for tipping drivers (3 USD per person per day as a guideline) and local guides (8 USD per person per day as a guideline) would depend on the quality and length of the service. In additionally, you will sometimes use rolling boat, cyclo riding, porter which you should give a small tip to these local people.


Eating is an important part of your Vietnam experience. Generally, breakfasts are included in the itinerary and offered by hotels. Travel Sense Asia recommend local Vietnam restaurants that are popular with local people for lunch. You can order dishes with the help of your guide. We usually leave dinner for your own choice — Western food can be found in most large cities. If you are vegetarian or you are looking for e.g. halal food, please feel free to inform your travel advisor, who can arrange a restaurant to fit your needs.


We use comfortable sedans or vans with air-conditioning. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well maintained and always very clean. Our drivers take pride in their vehicles. Our car and van are always available space for a comfortable trip. Luggage – All clients are limited to two items of luggage each; a suitcase with a maximum weight of 20kg and one piece of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 7kg. It is essential that your luggage is lockable. Please note that authorities will only allow bottles onto the aircraft if they have been checked in as main baggage. Bottles in hand luggage may be confiscated.

What are train conditions like in Vietnam?
A soft sleeper is recommended for overnight and long-distance travel. Each soft sleeper compartment is enclosed and contains four bunks, two on each side. The bunks are wider and more comfortable than hard sleepers, with decent bedding. Soft sleeper compartments may vary between trains. For route Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi, it also has VIP cabin with 2 soft sleeper beds, please make quest if you prefer a private cabin. You may have both over-head storage and under-bed storage, or just under-bed storage. Fastest train is about 70kph. The railways is small here and it’s not as comfortable as train in developed countries.


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In Vietnam the standard voltage is 220 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type A / C / G. Below you find pictures of these power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency. Climate – You will find a complete packing list and a helpful climate chart in the ‘Suggested Packing List’, which is included in the pre-departure information link sent within your deposit documentation. Seasonal weather patterns can be quite unpredictable. Up to the minute information on worldwide weather can be found on

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